E-government, also known as electronic government, e-gov, Internet government, digital government, online government or connected government, is a new alternative for interaction between citizens (natural persons) and businesses (legal persons) and the state, regional and local administrations and town councils, among others. It is based on the use of the information and communication technologies (ICT) to design, develop and implement digital tools and environments enabling communication and administrative procedures between citizens and businesses with the administrations and is supported and motivated by constant organizational and legal changes.
Compilation of regional and state regulations supporting and promoting e-government.
Representation of bodies and institutions, support documents, legislation, etc., that can help us understand the gradual implementation of e-government in Catalonia and Spain, and the state of the art in Europe.
An objective derived from e-government is the achievement of open administration, open government or good governance. A transparent e-government and with open access to public information (open data).
Interoperability is the capacity of the information services, in this case of the public administrations, and the procedures they support, to share data and enable the exchange of information and knowledge, thereby fostering inter-administrative collaboration with the objective of facilitating citizens’ administrative procedures.
The electronic signature is a system of electronic identification based on a digital signature stored on a software support. It has a legal validity equal to that of a handwritten signature. It is important to differentiate between electronic signature and digital signature, which is the ciphered mechanism that gives authenticity to the attached digital information. For its part, the electronic or digital certificate is the computer file generated by a certification agency that links identity data to a natural or legal person and confirms his/her digital identity.
Driven by the efforts to implement e-government, the Justice Administration has recently been investing great efforts to achieve open, agile and efficient justice; based on the renewal of the judicial infrastructures and the computing systems.
Many periodical publications, books and videos address e-government from different perspectives.